Steve Martin and Martin Short Brutally Roast Each Other in Monologue
When co-hosts Steve Martin and Martin Short appeared on stage for their joint performance Saturday Night Live monologue this week, it didn’t take long for their patented brand of healthy competition to come into play.
They started by comparing the number of times each person hosted the show themselves, with Martin boasting a near-record 16 against Short’s meager 3.
“You know, Steve, we’re like Harry and Meghan,” Short said. “Nobody’s backing us, but you’ll tune in anyway.” He then joked that all the new members described Martin as “a total entertainer” before admitting that he added the “entertainer” part.
“For me, working with Marty Short is like playing soccer at the World Cup,” Martin replied. “Somehow, I can’t get in.”
Then it was Short’s turn, who described Hulu show Only murders in the building such as “like Steve at the urinal, it goes live for 32 minutes.”
However, much of their opening consists of two comedians giving eulogy for each other’s final tributes.
“There are so many great things I can say about Steve Martin,” Short said through tears. “But this does not seem to be the time nor the place. Oh, Steve, you overrated, bland white-haired bastard, where have you gone?”
Martin added: “Finally, Marty has a wonderful girlfriend: smart, beautiful and very practical. “Marty was taken away from us too soon. But sadly, not before he played Jack Frost in Santa Claus 3.”
Of course, the monologue ends with Martin loudly wondering, “Now that Marty is gone, who am I going to work with?” As their third accomplice, Selena Gomez surprised the audience by saying, “What about me?”
For more, listen to Martin Short on The Last Laughter Podcast.